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Once Loved
Author: April Erwin

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As the lips that once told me they loved me
claim to love me no more,
I wonder how to stop the tears
that flow so freely to the floor.
As the eyes that once held a look so warm
can no longer hold my stare,
I wonder if there was a time
when those eyes really did care.
As the arms that once held me and comforted me
now push me away,
I wonder where we went wrong
and why you didn't stay.
After all the times you hurt me,
the times you made me cry,
why do I forgive you,
with every little sigh?
The times that you betrayed me,
and the times of painful goodbyes,
why do I still need you,
after all those lies?
The times that you ignored me,
and the times my pain has shown,
why do I still care for you?
Though you left me all alone?
With the scars you left upon me,
the tears that fall each day.
Why do I still love you,
after you treated me this way?

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Comments on this poem/writing:

LinzAy (24.27.237.195) -- Friday, April 30 2004, 07:24 pm

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....awesome....
Meridian (64.12.116.200) -- Friday, April 30 2004, 08:57 pm

Great April!

Like LinzAy said in the above comment....this is extremely awesome on broken relationships! Sometimes it's hard to let go of things you know you should, but there's that part of you that seems to tug you.....Feels like a game of tug-of-war doesn't it? Should I or shouldn't I love him!! Beautifully written!! Enjoy your day!

Meridian
steph (207.200.116.199) -- Thursday, March 31 2005, 11:44 pm

nice

nice i like it...reminds me of one of my own experiences.... :)
ryan (65.186.95.127) -- Tuesday, December 12 2006, 06:29 pm

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beautiful just like you
MC (68.35.198.43) -- Thursday, December 28 2006, 06:41 pm

I can answer that question for you

It's because you don't believe you're worthy of being loved, so you hang on to loving someone who doesn't. When you believe in yourself, you let go of those who don't have your best interest at heart and know that it's THEIR loss. You'll get there, honey. These experiences are painful, but they teach you to treasure yourself and your own self worth. =)
 
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